MASON, OHIO -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology baseball team split Friday's doubleheader against the
College of Mount St. Joseph.
The Lions won the opener 5-0, before
Rose-Hulman bounced back to win 10-2 in the
In the opener, Brandon Bouley tossed a
complete game five-hitter to lead the Lions past Rose-Hulman
5-0. Kyle Ottaway led the Mount St. Joseph offense with two
Senior Michael Kovacs (Cincinnati,
Ohio/Moeller) and junior Will Burchett (Mokena,
Ill./Providence Catholic) led the Engineer offense with
two singles each.
In the nightcap, senior Nick Rumpke
(Cincinnati, Ohio/Wyoming) (pictured) tossed a
nine-inning complete game against a team located in his hometown to
earn the victory for Rose-Hulman.
Rumpke allowed just four hits with two walks
and six strikeouts with his best performance of the season to
improve to 2-3 overall.
Offensively, Rose-Hulman scored twice in the
fifth and sixth innings, then scored three times in the ninth to
secure their 20th win of the season. The 20 wins marks the
20th time in 22 seasons under Jeff Jenkins that the Fightin'
Engineers have reached the 20-win plateau.
Junior Derek Dauenbaugh
(Bloomington, Ill./University) led the Rose-Hulman offense
with three singles and three RBIs. Sophomore Matt
Turk (Addison, Ill./Addison Trail) also contributed three
hits with a pair of RBIs in the performance.
Sophomore Bobby Newman (Orland Park,
Ill./Sandburg) and junior Jamie Weinle (Harrison,
Ohio/Olney C.C.) had two hits and two runs scored
each. Kovacs pitched in with two hits, including a double,
and one run scored in the 14-hit performance.
Rose-Hulman stands 20-12 overall and 10-7 in HCAC play, while
Mount St. Joseph improved to 16-17 overall and 9-9 in conference
games. The Engineers return home on Tuesday night with a
matchup against Franklin College.